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South African Authorities Rescue, Arrest Trapped Illegal Miners

An unknown number of illegal miners are refusing to be rescued from a sealed-off abandoned mine near Johannesburg because they fear arrest, South African authorities said Monday. Rescue workers believe the group was trapped by a rival gang of illegal miners.  Nineteen miners had been rescued by Monday morning, rescue workers say, and police say they don’t know how many people are still underground. South African rescue officials say they are trying to coax out illegal miners from the...

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